Presentation on theme: "Geography: A different view: a manifesto by the GA- a powerful tool for reaffirming geography’s potential in the curriculum or another sexy gimmick by."— Presentation transcript:
1 Geography: A different view: a manifesto by the GA- a powerful tool for reaffirming geography’s potential in the curriculum or another sexy gimmick by the GA?Debbie Moss
2 To what extent does the GA manifesto ‘ a different view’ present a different view of geography to your experience of the subject?What are the potential challenges in your view in ensuring that the manifesto is successful in realising its vision?
3 Eight families of images (themes): Energy flowsVanishing pointsProducers and consumersMoving storiesRunning freeTo the ends of the earthBetween heaven and earthThings aren’t always what they seem
4 Seven sections: Geography: a curriculum resource par excellence Thinking geographicallyLiving GeographyGeography and young peopleInvestigating and exploring geographyGeography and the ‘real world’Curriculum making with geogaphy
5 What and why? ..a statement of beliefs and priorities ..a case for geography in education..affirmation of geography’s place in curriculum..engaging in conversation about the earth..designed for use in any context, where geography needs to be explained, encouraged or promoted
6 Areas used to support case for a powerful tool PGCE Creativity DayPGCE Primary school placementsWork with Secondary mentorsPGCE M level assignmentInterview tasks 2009/10Cross-curricular fieldwork with English ATsUndergraduate Education Studies session on Reflective teaching and Critical pedagogy moduleDeveloping geography’s place in Holocaust education
8 Primary school placement 14 survey responses80-80010 Geog co-ordinators, 1HT as co-ordinator, 3 no-co-ordinator2 +ve, 4 –ve, 4? attitudes towards Geo’y as subject1/14 heard of ADV, even then only by title8 expressed interest, 1 mixed views, 5 not really interestedMost interest expressed by head teachers2 ATs able to make use of resources in PS thatweek
9 Work with secondary Geography mentors 13 schoolsSizeIntegrated year 7 through to separate subjectsAll but one knew about ADVAll but two enthusiastic1 knew only about images not content of manifesto2 already felt their department had/is already developed ADV approach to curriculum therefore hadn’t needed to focus on manifesto in department2 mentors more excited by GA Toolkits7/13 ATs used resources in school already1 mentor keen to incorporate resources/approaches into new SoW for new year 7 curriculum in September
10 M level assignmentModule 1 assignment: Subject Pedagogy 1 (Subject Identity; Level 3 / 4 (M))To what extent is the manifesto ‘A different view’ launched by the Geographical Association presenting a different view of Geography? Evaluate its potential impact/success in schools.
12 Reflective teaching: Critical and reflective approaches to teaching in secondary education ‘Lost in Space: Curriculum development and change in Geography’ -post modernity and reflection in geographical education -teachers as change agents
14 .........can it support? ..a statement of beliefs and priorities ..a case for geography in education..affirmation of its place in curriculum..designed for use in any context, where geography needs to be explained, encouraged or promoted....engaging in conversation about the earth
15 another sexy gimmick by the GA?..... potentially could be just that......but... I don’t think so!...but what do you think?